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Director of Special Events
Brand: The Modern
Req#: 508364
Updated: 07/19/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: MoMA (West 53rd St. NY, NY)
Category: Front of House Management
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Job Description

Make an impact as a Special Events Director at The Modern and the Cafes at MoMA!

 

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!


The Director of Special Events is sales and business development for Art Food Catering in MoMA and private events for The Modern.  Responsible for managing the Special Events Team to ensure efficient, enlightened and profitable events throughout The Museum of Modern Art.

As a valued member of our team, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Annual bonus incentive
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities (Full list here)

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Event Coordination
  • Project / Event Management
  • Communication
  • Department Financials
  • Internal & External Relationships

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgement- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • At least 4-5 years of experience in Event Sales Management and Event coordination
  • 2-3 years of experience in a full-service restaurant preferred
  • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer
  • Familiar with Gather, Resy, Open Table, Avero and other restaurant software
  • Should be very hospitality driven with a great phone demeanor even under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Must have excellent time management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Knowledge/experience in office administration
  • Basic Accounting skills
  • Should be well spoken, friendly and organized with an attention to detail
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